Tripura Congress to gather data of COVID-19 affected families
Tripura Congress president Pijush Kanti Biswas distributing food among the needy persons in Agartala

Agartala: As part of a nationwide ‘outreach campaign’, the Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) has announced that it will gather the data related to COVID-19 victims’ families across the state.

Speaking with reporters, TPCC president Pijush Kanti Biswas said that AICC president Sonia Gandhi has asked the state Congress unit to collect the details of the kin who have lost their family members and send them to the central leadership.

“We contacted the state government, but they said that they would provide only the number of deaths reported but no other details of the patients and their families,” Biswas said.

He also said that the government was not ready to share the details as it was trying to hide the actual number of deaths reported across the state.

“The chief minister had announced to provide Rs 10 lakh to the victims. However, we saw that the Centre withdrew the order of paying Rs 4 lakh to the families within hours. The families are suffering from losing members,” Biswas said.

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Speaking further, Biswas lashed at the state government and alleged that law and order has collapsed in the state.

“A few days ago, cabinet minister NC Debbarma himself had accepted that the law and order had collapsed and even ministers are not safe in the state. Drug abuse cases across the state are on a rise and smugglers are continuing the trade which is destroying the future,” Biswas added.

He also blamed the state government for remaining a silent spectator and providing licences for opening of foreign liquor shops across the state.

“Gang-rape and assault cases have continued amid corona curfew across the state. The arrest of the accused persons cannot be an answer to the rising crime,” Biswas added.

The TPCC also announced that no celebration would be organised on the birthday of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the amount will be utilised in providing aid to the poor people on June 19.

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